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of the federal government to respond to the boston attacks. he stopped short of calling it terrorism, saying authorities don't yet have all the answers. >> we still do not know who did this or why. and people shouldn't jump to conclusions before we have all the facts. but make no mistake, we will get to the bottom of this and we will find out who did this and we'll find out why they did this. any response -- any responsible individuals, any responsible groups, will feel the full weight of justice. >> president of the united states earlier today. we are learning of some interesting police activity in revere, massachusetts, just five miles from downtown boston. >> brian todd joins us on the line can you tell us, are police still there on the scene? >> reporter: yes, they are still on the scene. state police are here. possibly other local police and possibly federal officials on the scene. they have been here for several hours investigating, we're told, one apartment here on ocean avenue they did not say what they were looking at or who they are talking to. we asked a short time ago if anyone h
the bombings are a topic in this country as well. the german government has come out with a statement condemning the attacks and the german foreign minister hopes the investigation will lead to those behind it. a famous german marathon runner posted on her twitter account after finishing the race, why must innocent people bleed? >> to find out how you can help the victims of the boston tragedy, go to cnn.com/impact. a lot of people want to know what can you do? >> a great website. all sorts of places to help out. more of what we're working on this hour for "around the world." >> bodies flying through the air. that is what one marathon runner saw as he crossed the finish line. his story next. >>> and pray for boston. that's the twitter hashtag people around the world are using to weigh in on this tragedy. we'll share some emotional tweets with you. [ male announcer ] from the way the bristles move to the way they clean, once you try an oral-b deep sweep power brush, you'll never want to go back. its dynamic power bristles reach between teeth to remove up to 76% more plaque than sonic i
suspect yet, the federal government, and no one has claimed responsibility. but the man hunt is on one assumes one of the most intense in our country's history. the news of the attack sent a shock wave through wall street yesterday. the dow suffered its biggest drop of the year. today the markets bounced back. optimism about housing and a pickup in hiring are credited for the surge. the traders began the day with a moment of silence for the victims in boston just before the opening bell. we'll have more on the marathon bombings in just a moment, but first we want to bring you some of today's other headlines. thousands of american airlines passengers are stuck at their gates thanks to a computer outage. the airline grounded flights across the country until 5:00 p.m. eastern while the system is being repaired. american airlines said the ground stop did not impact arrivals. passengers who want to change their reservations will not be charged the airline says. with very little fanfare, lawmakers took the first step on a long road toward immigration reform. a bipartisan group of senators un
grateful we had a well-funded, functioning government. it is very fashionable in america has been for some time to criticize government, belittle public employees, talk about what people think is the assessment of health care, here we saw government in two ways perform very well. first of all, the government in charge moved efficiently the and rapidly and bravely. secondly, seamless cooperation that you have shown on the program. you don't know when it's state, when it's federal, when it's the city. the police commissioner on the screen, head of the fbi in boston and the governor and also goes to the recovery. again, i never was as a member of congress one of the cheerleaders for less government, lower taxes. no tax cut would have helped us deal with this or will help us recover. this is very expensive. you have adequately described thousands and thousands of people, questioning people, checking things, providing the medical care. we're not asking people, look, do you have private health insurance or not, can you afford this or not? maybe the government will have to pay for it. and this is
to people in state and local government, a lot of the evidence was probably preserved. those are lessons from 9/11. so that's good news going forward. >> again, it's important to point out, god bless all those first responders. we've seen the images of them running to, rushing forward, even knowing after that first explosion, it's possible there could be a secondary explosion. >> that is the sort of post 9/11 training that's gone on in the federal government for the last 11, 12 years. what was essential in this regard was getting these runners away from the finish line. that someone, whatever it was, that some message went out, pulled them off that street, about a half mile down the street. and pulled them over here to commonwealth avenue. >> thousands of runners were able to avoid that. we're just a few blocks from the end of the finish line. we talked earlier, and this finish line, which was kind of a controlled area over the last several days. again, we don't want to speculate, but you would believe that whatever devices were brought in, were brought in today. >> yes. it was such a se
canvasing sources, reviewing government and public source data bases, and conducting interviews with eyewitnesses and others to determine who is responsible for this crime. we are doing this methodically, carefully, yet with a sense of urgency. all across the nation and around the world, the force of the united states is working hard to locate those responsible. already the fbi has received more than 2,000 tips as of noon today. many of which have already been reviewed, analyzed, and vetted. we will continue to work around the clock tirelessly, side by side with our partners to continue to investigate and act on these leads. regarding who might be suspected of this event, the investigation is in its infancy. as law enforcement it is our responsibility to thoroughly review each and every piece of evidence. some of our activity you may see. some of it you won't. but rest assured we are working hard to get the answers. at this time there are no claims of responsibility. the range of suspects and motives remains wide open. importantly, the person who did this is someone's friend, ne
of government or another. another is a sense of domestic terrorism that could be group related or might not be group related. we just don't know. what we do know is that, unfortunately, americans are getting used to more violence in their midst. it is something that law enforcement and the public and public officials are going to have to handle for a long time. >> that's to be sure. karen greenberg, tom fuentess, our thanks to both of you. all morning, every hour there are new developments, on two tracks the investigation we've been talking about but also the victims, the victims of this horrible attack. and there is new information on that front. we heard a short while ago from the chief of trauma surgery at mass general talking about the injuries that he has been seeing. we also got a new count in terms of the number of people who have been injured. poppy harlow has been standing by all morning at brigham and women hospitals doing just terrific reporting from there bringing us all the latest information. poppy, what's new now? >> reporter: good morning, john. some very critical inform
the way to the most high tech intelligence exploitation that the government can possibly do. they got to look at it all. >> right. while the fbi is in charge of this investigation, it is a multi-pronged investigation involving cia, involving all the different intelligence agencies, intelligence members of the intelligence community, both in the united states and overseas, trying to basically use all the resources the u.s. government, try to talk to as many sources, agents as possible, to get any kind of intelligence that might bear fruit. and, again, this could take an awful lot of time. barbara starr, appreciate that update. we'll check in with you throughout the many hours. brooke baldwin standing by nearby at a local hospital. brooke? >>> yeah, anderson. i want to talk about the injuries here in a moment. i thought your point was interesting on how this is not a city under siege. i got into town two hours ago, two things i noticed quickly, one, a lot of blue lights, a lot of police presence at logan airport. i had to show my license three times to get on the plane from manhattan to
, you know, the full weight of the u.s. government and their partners would be looking at that. after quite a long period without a major attack this is the worst attack by a terror group or person since 9/11. >> it's still a very, very big if. there have been several dozen plots on the united states. most of them have been home grown plots. that has tailed off a little bit. >> and we will interview a finisher across the finish line just before the first explosion. that your mouth is under attack, from food particles and bacteria. try fixodent. it helps create a food seal defense for a clean mouth and kills bacteria for fresh breath. ♪ fixodent, and forget it. ♪ before tori was taking her kids to lunch in her new volkswagen... before her passat had passed 30 different inspection tests, and before several thousand tennesseans discovered new jobs on volkswagen drive, their cfo and our banker met for lunch. together, we worked with a team that helped finance construction of the world's first leed platinum auto manufacturing plant. that's the impact of global connections. that's bank
resources of the federal government to respond to the boston attacks. in a statement at the white house he stopped short of calling it terrorism saying authorities don't yet have all the answers. >> we still do not know who did this or why. but, make no mistake, we will get to the bottom of this and we will find out who did this. we will find out why they did this. any responsible individuals individuals and groups will feel the full weight of justice. full resources to getting to the bottom of whoever carried tout attack. finding out whoever was responsible for this. here is the story. >> expect president obama to be briefed throughout the day today on developments in the investigation. no doubt we will see his schedule start to move to accommodate meetings on the boston attack and he will have to start thinking about going to boston to pay his respects. to make sure the full resources are made available to investigate this unfolding crisis. the president said he doesn't have the answers we all want. he vowed that the investigators will find the guilty and they will face justice. he did n
and promised the full resources of the federal government. the fbi is now formally in charge. >> we still do not know who did this or why, and people shouldn't jump to conclusions before we have all the facts. but make no mistake, we will get to the bottom of this, and we will find out who did this, we'll find out why they did this. any responsible individuals, any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice. >> the full weight of justice. federal, state and local authorities are searching the city for answers. so far no suspects have been formally identified. but a law enforcement source sells cnn they have a number of quote unquote active leads. that's the term they're using right now. the crime scene, which covers several city blocks, has been locked down by the national guard. the atf has sent their explosives team from new york and the fbi is asking anyone with information about the attacks to contact their tip line. our chris cuomo is joining us from boston. chris, what is the scene like there tonight? >> it is a very tough time up here right now, erin. it's six square bloc
enforcement authorities in the government that across this country, a number of selected cities are actually beefing up their security presence in light of what has happened in boston. in new york city, for example, also here in washington, d.c., as far west as san francisco, police in all of those places taking a closer look at their security because frankly, when you think about this, talking to law enforcement authorities, piers, this is the kind of situation that law enforcement and other first responders train for, this huge mass casualty situation involving terrorism, but surprisingly, really hasn't happened in this country in any great degree since 9/11. so they feel a bit lucky up until this day, this bad thing hasn't happened but now they have to face it and they have to face it in cities all across america. >> joe johns, jessica yellin, thank you very much. i want to turn to juliette kayyam and cnn national security analyst fran townsend and the president of new age security solutions, former director of security at tel aviv airport. welcome to you all. let me start, if i may, with
.s. officials, u.s. authorities, united states government, has learned so much about improvised explosive devices frankly by studying them from iraq and more recently in afghanistan. they can really be very small. >> that's right, anderson. you'll remember there was a disrupted plot here in new york on the subway using backpack bombs. it's that sort of, you know, when we think of a domestic incident when an improvised explosive device, they can be as small as a backpack which is easy if you want to dispose of it whether in a trash can or mailbox or under a seat or grandstand. you can imagine and with so many people walking around the boston marathon area, carrying containers of water and dry clothes and that sort of thing, you can see how an unattended package -- >> fran, i'm sorry. i got to just interrupt. authorities in boston will be talking now to reporters. let's listen in. governor patrick of massachusetts about to speak. let's listen. >> everybody set? i'm going to make a couple of comments and then turn it over to rick delorea, special agent in charge of the fbi's office here, and
the resources from the department and others on behalf of the federal government to help boston recover from yesterday. i ask for your patience and your understanding as we continue to pursue leads together, evidence, and to get to the bottom of who did this and why. thank you. >> good morning, my name is ed davis, police commissioner for the city of boston. we are in the process of securing and processing the most complex crime scene that we've dealt with if the history of our department. we are doing that under the direction of the fbi and in partnership with the atf. we've secured the perimeter with members of the national guard and the general is here. i want to thank the people working closely with us. we received offers of assistance from chicago, los angeles, units have responded from new york city and baltimore and we are working very closely with all of our partners on this complex investigation. i want to stress that the area around the crime scene, which yesterday was 15 blocks, has been reduced to about 12 blocks at this point in time. and we will continue to collapse that crime
. they used to report to me when i worked in the state government. so they're going to secure these sites and the reason why, it was a brilliant move yesterday, whoever made it should get an award from this, immediately diverting all those runners about half a mile left as they came down this street commonwealth. it did two things. one was the chaos was minimized. this morning it's incredibly calm here. and then secondly it preserved the crime scene which is going to be key for the fbi investigation. those are lessons learned out of 9/11. people say oh, how could this happen again? look we're an open society. marathons are open events. their hard to secure. the better way to look at it, i think, is did we respond better? i think the answer is yes. and did we preserve the crime scene which is yes. >> explain the necessity of a bomb signature, what they're looking at there. >> there's going to be -- the signature is going to be the design. where would that person have learned to make a bomb? is it something off the web? that might lead to domestic terrorism? is it something more sophisticat
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